Clothing is one of our basic necessities. Our clothes protect us from the elements and make us look decent enough to go out in public. Aside from being functional, clothes have also become tools for self-expression. We pick our outfits depending on the mood we are in, the reaction we want to elicit, and as a reflection of our personality. Clothes, as important and as useful as they are, don’t always come cheap. Even when buying from secondhand, consignment, or thrift stores, clothing costs can add up. That is why it is important that we know how to get the most out of our clothing. Here are 13 easy ways to care for our clothes to make them last longer.
1. Limit laundering
Consider holding off on laundry if you’ve only worn your clothes once or for a few hours. (Of course, this greatly depends on the activity you were doing and the sweat that you might have transferred onto your clothes.) The reasoning behind this is that excessive laundering breaks down fibers and fades colors faster. Limiting your laundering is not only good for your clothes but it will also help you save money, energy, and water.